Associate Professor of Law and Society
Year Joined RCNJ: 2010
- Ph.D., Law and Society, New York University
- S.J.D., LL.M., Comparative Constitutional Law, Central European University, Hungary
- Licenta in Stiinte Juridice (Licentiate in Law), University of Bucharest School of Law, Romania
- Mihaela Serban CV August 2019
- Law and Society
- Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (minor)
- Human Rights and Genocide Studies (minor)
Founding co-editor, Ramapo Journal of Law and Society
- Comparative Legal Systems/Global Legal Order, Contemporary Issues in Law & Society/Law, Power & Inequality, Introduction to Law and Justice, Law and Society, Law and Culture, Law and Development, Transitional Justice, Moot Court, Social Issues, Human Rights, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Ethics in a Global Age, Field Studies, Directed Readings, Thesis Supervision
Law and society in Eastern Europe, human rights, the rule of law, transitional justice
Recent articles and book chapters:
- 2018, “Stemming the Tide of Illiberalism? Legal Mobilization and Adversarial Legalism in Central and Eastern Europe,” in Special Issue: Legal Change in Post-Communist States: Courts, Police and Public Administration, eds. Peter Solomon and Kaja Gadowska, Communist and Post-Communist Studies 51(3). Reprinted in Legal Change in Post-Communist States. Progress, Reversions, Explanations, eds. Peter Solomon and Kaja Gadowska, Ibidem, 2019.
- 2018, “Regime Change and Property Rights Consciousness in Post-Communist Romania,” Law & Social Inquiry 43(3):732-763. Early preview publication February 10, 2017.
- 2015 “Rule of Law Indicators as a Technology of Power in Romania,” in The Quiet Power of Indicators: Measuring Development, Corruption, and the Rule of Law, Sally Engle Merry, Kevin Davis, and Benedict Kingsbury eds., Cambridge University Press.
- 2015 “The Exceptionalism of Housing in the Ideology and Politics of Early Communist Romania (1945-1965)“, Europe-Asia Studies 67(3).
- 2014 “The Loss of Property Rights and the Construction of Legal Consciousness in Early Socialist Romania (1950-1965).” Law & Society Review 48(4).
- 2010 “Surviving Property: Resistance against Urban Housing Nationalization during the Transition to Communism (Romania, 1950-1965),” in Special Issue: Interdisciplinary Legal Studies: The Next Generation, Studies in Law, Politics, and Society 51: 29-66, ed. Austin Sarat.
- 2010 “Law from Below: Women’s Human Rights and Social Movements in New York City” (with Peggy Levitt, Sally Merry and Diana H. Yoon), Law & Society Review 44(1).
- 2009 “‘Bringing Coals to Newcastle’? Human Rights Discourses and Social Change in New York City” (with Diana H. Yoon), Global Networks 9(4): 507-528.
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